The Health Scholar program allows you to gain firsthand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and become an integral part of the care delivery team. You will assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care delivery team, and have opportunities to learn the “business” of health care to better prepare you for your health care career. This program is offered year-round with enrollment occurring every quarter. Additionally, upon graduation, Scholars will receive a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management. The program is offered at various health care sites throughout California, Washington and Hawaii.
Care Navigator Scholar
The Care Navigator Scholar program offers individuals the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in improving health outcomes. Under the mentorship of care coordinators, you will be uniquely positioned to support interventions targeted towards special populations including homeless individuals and those diagnosed with chronic conditions As a Care Navigator Scholar, you will receive training to prepare you to connect patients to educational resources, community-based opportunities, and more. This program is ideal for individuals hoping to pursue careers in social work, public health psychology or health care administration. Upon completion, participants in the program will earn a completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management. The program is offered as various healthcare sites throughout California, Washington and Hawaii.
|Health Scholar||Intensive Health Scholar|
|Guaranteed (4-hour) Shifts*||1 per week||2 per week||5 per week||6 per week||Varies|
|Total Field Experience Hours||250||168||136|
|Initial Training Hours||30||40|
|Required Graduation Hours||280||220||188|
|Completion certificate from UCLA’s Executive Programs in Health Policy & Management||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|COPE Connect Membership (1-yr.)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|UCLA Lecture||4-hour lecture||1-hour lecture|
|Skills Workshop (i.e. Suture Clinic)||✔||✔|
|CPR Certification (included in tuition)^||✔||✔|
|Tuition Fee||$225||$395||$495||Early Bird: $1,195
*Guaranteed shifts refers to the minimum number of shifts a student will be scheduled for during their chosen program based on length. Students may choose to add shifts only if shifts above minimum guaranteed number are available at any given time.